We are a finalist for the prestigious RYA “Club of the Year 2023” Award.
Please vote for us, follow this link: https://awards.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/rya/
So how did, “probably the smallest sailing club in the world”, get to be a contender for this prestigious national award?
Part 1: History
Gresford Sailing Club was established by Arthur Jones and Reg Gibbs in 1959 with an ethos that “Cost Must Not Be a Barrier to Participation”. We sail on the 6-acre Flash near Wrexham. So far as we know this is the smallest lake used for a dinghy sailing club anywhere in the world.
Very much at the “Grass roots” of the sport Gresford Sailing Club is not elite and it is certainly not at the forefront of technical innovation.,